Stockman's Livestock, Inc., Apache, OK, reported receipts of 2,589 head of cattle for the week ending Dec. 18, compared with 1,346 head last week, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, OK.

Compared to last week, feeder and stocker steers were steady. Feeder and stocker heifers were $1 to $3 higher. Demand was very good on all classes. Quality was average to attractive, with a lot of good stocker calves offered. Weighups were average. Most of the cattle were thin to average flesh. Feeder heifers comprised 26% of the supply. Slaughter cows were $2 to $3 higher. Slaughter bulls were steady. Demand was good for slaughter and bred cows. A total of 370 head of cows and bulls sold.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 333 lbs., 112.21; 369 lbs., 109.81; 421 lbs., 106.62; 478 lbs., 101.64; 524 lbs., 96.50; 578 lbs., 90.29; 623 lbs., 88.05; 661 lbs., 87.08; 719 lbs., 87.98; 769 lbs., 84.75; 828 lbs., 79.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 409 lbs., 96.77; 473 lbs., 94.95; 516 lbs., 91.89; 575 lbs., 87.63; 762 lbs., 79.55; 811 lbs., 80.67.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 323 lbs., 99.40; 379 lbs., 100.07; 418 lbs., 92.74; 404 lbs., thin, 102.00; 476 lbs., 86.54; 519 lbs., 87.42; 564 lbs., 82.70; 625 lbs., 81.42; 673 lbs., 81.25; 725 lbs., 80.80; 778 lbs., 77.58. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 381 lbs., 87.00; 435 lbs., 81.70; 535 lbs., 78.07.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1320 to 1790 lbs., 36.00 to 39.00; high dressing, 40.00 to 43.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 890 to 1375 lbs., 36.50 to 39.50; high dressing, 40.00 to 45.00. Lean, 85 to 90%, 840 to 1485 lbs., 34.50 to 38.50; high dressing, 39.00 to 41.50; low dressing, 31.50 to 34.00. Light, 85 to 92% lean, 645 to 850 lbs., 25.00 to 31.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1345 to 2410 lbs., 45.00 to 48.00; high dressing, 48.50 to 50.50; low dressing, 40.00 to 44.00.

Replacement cows: Pre-tested for Bangs, pregnancy and age, medium and large frame 1, 5 to 8 years old, 890 to 1175 lbs., 5 to 8 months bred, average quality, 485.00 to 550.00.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1, 5 to 6 years old, 1100 to 1200 lbs., with 200-lb. calf, high quality, 730.00 to 750.00.

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